Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disease. It is a type of lipid metabolism disorder. It causes too much of a fatty substance to build up in the brain. This buildup destroys nerve cells, causing mental and physical problems. .

Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first few months of life. Then mental and physical abilities decline. The child becomes blind, deaf, and unable to swallow. Muscles begin to waste away and paralysis sets in. Even with the best of care, children with Tay-Sachs disease usually die by age 4.

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  1. Tay-Sachs Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited disease. It is a type of lipid metabolism disorder. It causes too ... cells, causing mental and physical problems. . Infants with Tay-Sachs disease appear to develop normally for the first few ...
  2. Tay-Sachs disease is a life-threatening disease of the nervous system passed down through families. ... Tay-Sachs disease occurs when the body lacks hexosaminidase A. This is a protein that helps break down a ...
  3. Tay-Sachs disease is a rare inherited disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord.The most common form of Tay-Sachs disease becomes apparent in infancy. Infants with this disorder ...
  4. About Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder that results in progressive destruction of the nervous system.
  5. Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Tay-Sachs Disease/Start Here ... Tay-Sachs Disease ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health
  6. Tay-Sachs Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    A baby with Tay-Sachs disease is born without an important enzyme, so fatty proteins build up in the brain, hurting the baby's sight, hearing, ... genetic, inherited, tay-sachs, tay sachs, tay sachs disease, tay-sachs disease, ... jews, enzyme, enzymes, Hex A, brain, neurological, Hexosaminidase A, ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Tay-Sachs Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Tay-Sachs Disease/Clinical Trials
  8. What Is Tay-Sachs Disease? (Dolan DNA Learning Center)  
    ... Learning Center's multimedia guide to genetic, inherited disorders: Tay-Sachs disease, autosomal recessive, genetic disorder ... Tay-Sachs disease, autosomal recessive, chromosome 15, HEXA, genetic disorder, mutation, genetic mutation, hexoaminidase A, Ashkenazhi Jews
  9. Gangliosidoses From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Lipid Metabolism Disorders/Specifics ... Lipid Metabolism Disorders ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health
  10. ... GM2 ganglioside. More than 120 mutations that cause Tay-Sachs disease have been identified in the HEXA gene. These ... cells, which causes the signs and symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease.Most of the known HEXA mutations result in ...
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